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Transportation from London to Paris–Riding the Eurostar

Transportation from London to Paris–Riding the Eurostar

From Richmond to St. Pancras International Station: Our journey to Paris started with an Uber ride from Richmond Hills to St. Pancras International Station in London. We had allotted plenty of time to get to the station, but we made it just in time to catch the train. Due to extremely heightened security after the Manchester terror attack, the traffic in city center was horrendous. We were told that this was the first time that the militia were brought into…

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Transportation in Paris–How to Get Around Paris on Your Trip!

Transportation in Paris–How to Get Around Paris on Your Trip!

Transportation in Paris–How to Get Around Paris on Your Trip! Paris is known for being a walking city with impressive architecture, gardens, and views all throughout. To experience its fame and to get the most out of being in the city, I convinced my husband to walk to most places. The Health App on my husband’s iPhone attested to how much we walked during our trip, as we averaged 8-9 miles per day. If you’d rather take it easy or…

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Using the Metro to Get Around Paris–Transportation in Paris

Using the Metro to Get Around Paris–Transportation in Paris

Using the Metro to Get Around Paris: A very easy and affordable way to get around the city, there are many metro lines and stations throughout the city. In central Paris, there are 16 lines, numbered 1-14, with two secondary lines 3b and 7b. You can pick up a map from any of the customer service counters at any of the stations, or you can always do a quick internet search. We relied heavily on Google maps for planning our routes,…

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Using Uber to Get Around Paris–Transportation in Paris

Using Uber to Get Around Paris–Transportation in Paris

Using Uber to Get Around Paris: Although we walked and took the metro most of the time, we utilized Uber whenever we had to travel with our luggage and once due to my husband’s allergies acting up. While the fares were not as cheap as in Cape Town, they were not exorbitantly high either. For example, the ride from Gare du Nord to our Airbnb in Les Marais cost $12.04 and the 35 minute ride from Renaissance Paris République to…

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Vélib/Bike Rentals–Transportation in Paris

Vélib/Bike Rentals–Transportation in Paris

Vélib is a bike sharing system that is very popular among tourists and locals alike. It’s available 24-hours a day, as long as there is a bike available in the station near you. You can purchase a 1-day ticket online or at any Vélib station for €1.70 or a 7-day ticket for €8.00. This system is self-serviced and all you need to do is just follow the instructions on the screen at the terminal. After payment, you choose a bike…

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Charles de Gaulle (CDG) Airport Transfer from Paris

Charles de Gaulle (CDG) Airport Transfer from Paris

Getting to CDG from Paris: There are several options for transporting to CDG airport from Paris, including Uber, cabs, airport shuttles, RER B train, and an airport bus. Which option you choose will depend on your budget, amount of luggage, number of people traveling with you, and how much time you have. I will provide a summary of different airport transfer options below, but only for those that I have either experience with or done research on. Uber: Let’s get…

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